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in books at a library in washington state. >> three friends out to eat at the cameo club casino in stockton were shocked when they got their bill. and saw the word "fat girls". written on the recipt. immediately the women brought the check up to a manager. the manager tried to remedy the situation by offering them 50 percent off. but they say that isn't enough. >> i still cannot believe it, it was just over and over again. that is something that we cannot change. >> the man responsible for the words winding up on the check. was already off work by the time the womennow he is suspended while the casino reviews the incident. >> conventional wisdom says that bed bugs are found in beds. not books. as is the case in washington state. librarians at the university of washington were shocked to find that several of their library books were infested with the bugs. experts say that there has been a rise in bed bug cases across the country in recent years. >> we spoke with professionals that are treating and what we see in the u.s. is what date are calling professional are calling at least four times
reporter has the latest from washington. >> the clock is ticking. negotiations are on going. at this point democrats and republicans remain at odds. >> regardless of partisan differences, our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do thought go up that would hurt our economy badly. we can get that done. >> president obama called for immediate action, but there was that vote in the senate tonight. >> we are going to come in at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, and we will have further announcements perhaps at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope so. >> mitch mcconnell frustrated with the lack of progress called vice president biden in for help. biden is now said to be playing a direct role. >> there is no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point. the sticking point appears to be a willingness or interest or want to close the deal. >> drastic spending cuts will go into affect and taxes go up for everyone. the tax impact for the average american family is more than $3400. senate leaders continue to work on the stop gap bill. the sticking points rema
in washington this afternoon as the nation edges closer to the fiscal cliff. president obama and top congressional leaders will look for common ground to keep automatic tax increases and spending cuts from kicking in. they only have four days to reach an agreement or the u.s. economy will go over the so- called fiscal cliff. that's when automatic tax increases and spending cuts would take effect. reaching a deal before then what be easy. right now both sides are involved in a high-stakes political blame game. >> we in washington are working while the house of representatives are out watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told the president i would be happy to look at whatever he proposes but the truth is we're coming against a hard deadline here. i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at a hospital in houston with a stubborn fever. the family is, that he will be out of the i see you sound. the chief of staff said sup
in washington working. the members of house of represented or out watching movies, and watching the kids play soccer, basketball, and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told president i will be happy to look at what ever he proposes. a hard deadline. as i said this is the conversation we should of had to go. >> democrats want to extend the bush era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making $250,000 or more per year. republicans remain against any tax increases. >> most americans just wasn't begun. >> people are tired. >> islamic not reach a deal by january 1st many economists are concerned it could lead to another recession. >> ibm ed paine reporting. >> and other nationals former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at houston hospital this morning dealing with the stubborn fever. >> the former president's family is confident that he will be out of the i see you soon. >> the former president's chief of staff said supporters a note yesterday including this " he would ask me to tell you to please put the cards back in the closet in cold. >> the 88 y
for a solution in washington d.c.. to businesses sunday. the dollar closedesses down 18. we had a big drop right now down 94. the dow just over the $13 mark. >> if amazon as announce this year's holiday sales of the biggest ever. >> if consumers purchased 306 items for second on their peak day this season. >> amazon says customers order 26 and a half million items on cyber monday. >> that is a new record for the online retailer. amazons set another record on christmas day for digital download. the candkindle continues to dominate the websites bestsellers. with the kindle fire a stab the leading the way. >> a new study finds have all americans are still holding on to their land lines. the centers for disease control says of the more than 20,000 households interviewed in the first half of 2012. >> off just over half used wireless phones for nearly all fall cause. >> that is less than a 2 percent increase compared to the same time last year. what a small increase? pepper while you're before adopting wireless calls, old folks to hang on to their land lines. >> only a quarter of those ages 45 to 64 w
for forecast >> recreational use of marijuana is now legal in the state of washington. voters passed initiative 502 last month, but those who choose to light up -- could find themselves in a legal haze. adults can now possess up to an ounce of pot but growing it and selling it is still a crime. national political figures are pointing out that smoking pot is still a federal crime. colorado also legalized recreational use of marijuana -- but that amendment won't take effect until the governor proclaims that it passed. same sex marriage is also now legal in the state of washington after the governor signed a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in that state. last month, 54- percent of voters approved referendum- 74.. it had asked people to approve or reject the state law legalizing same-sex marriage..which legislators passed earlier this year. gay and lesbian couples can start picking up their wedding certificates and licenses at county auditors' offices. washington joins several other other states which now allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. >> this tragic discovery in iowa. five months aft
you very much. >> coming up next, encouraging signs from washington we're not going over the fiscal cliff. >> positive reaction news got today on wall street. stay with us. >>> washington will be able to step back from the edge of fiscal skplif reach a deal to avoid tax increases and spending cuts. house speaker john boehner returned to the white house today, word is that the two inched towards a deal following a new proposal from the president. the plan increasing the top tax rates on tax payers earning more than $400,000 a year. >> tonight new signs of optimism on wall street. dow rose 100 points today, snapping a three day losing streak. a and p gained 16 because of signs on solving the deficit crisis. google stock went up $18 a share on reports an antitrust investigation could end this week with no major action required. google has been accused of giving lower rankings to competitors making it harder for customers to find them, apple said it sold more than two million iphone 5s in three days following it's release in china. that is a a record launch in china. >> well, still to c
. >> lawmakers return to washington. we teeter on the edge of the fiscal cliff. what going over sit going to koflt you. >>> we have late word from washington on whether heroes of the first gulf war, commander of the international coalition that drove iraqi forces out of kuwait under the first president bush has died. he was 78 years old. he died in tampa, florida where he retired after serving as commander in chief of the u.s. central kmanld. he was a decorated combat soldier in vietnam. and u.s. officials confirmed the death but did not say how he died. >> people across the mid west are digging out from a giant winter storm that forecasters are warning there are more storms on the way. most occurred on roadways from nebraska to ohio. the storm dumped record snowfall in parts of the mid west, causing record cold throughout the south. travelers advised to expect delays returning home from the holidays. nearly 3,000 flights have been cancelled and 600 cancelled just today n new york one flight skidded off the runway. im 20s far below normal making recovery efforts difficult for victims of t
slate tech report >>pam: the state of washington has more than 200 couples lined up at the seattle county courthouse in to get their marriage lincenses signed. 77-year-old jane abbott lightly and 85-year-old petey petersen who have been together for 35 years were the first couple to receive their marriage license. a three-day waiting period is required before marriage licenses are valid. but supporters of same-sex marriage say today is an important day for their cause. >> also in washington state. it's a "pot party" in washington state. a new law -- legalizing recreational marijuana use -- took effect at midnight. the law says adults 21 years and older can now possess up to an ounce of pot. but growing or selling the drug remains a crime. still -- pot smokers preferred to emphasize the positive -- ringing in the new year with -- well -- smoke rings at seattle's space needle. >>pam: the aftermath of hurricane sandy is driving business in washington today. as the senate meets to talk about the storm's impact on transportation, the push for state aid continues from high-profile advoca
will come out of retirement as former sandy hook principal in washington, president obama issued resounding call to action. >> the president: this is not some washington commission. >> reporter: the president announced powerful team of cabinet members now have the new task of creating immediate smoothings. vice president biden is wasting no time in getting to work he's expected to convene a teamú:ot top law enforcement officials in washington today to talk about implementing those reforms. mark greenblatt, abc7 news. >j=cát story is just sad, scam artists have started to prey on memories of the victims of the school tragedy. family of 6-year-old noah posner learned somebody was soliciting donations in the boy's memory. family members immediately reported it to police. >>> switching gears, gas prices lowest level of the year and better news analysts say is that they will continue to drop, national average below $3.27. prices have dropped for the past 27 days energy experts predict prices could fall further, 20 cents per gallon less in 2013. >> i%/o filled my tank yesterday because i didn't
cuts scheduled to go into affect today. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> former president george h.w. bush is 88 years old and sent to the hospital last month in houston. he was moved into intensive care december 23rd after developing a fever. doctors say he was -- his condition is improving and he was moved to a regular room yesterday and is in good spirits. >>> looks like plastic shopping bags might be a relic of the past. >> just ahead, the final two days for the bags in an entire bay area county. >> and a look back at some of the year's big stories in the u.s. of a. we'll be right back. ,,,, . >> there is the golden gate bridge, sunny and chilly. a few clouds around. aside from that, a nice day. ,,,,,,,, ban" bandwagon... as the new year begins tuesday. . >>> one of the bay area's largeet counties is jumping on the plastic bag ban bandwagon. as the new year begins on tuesday, the new ban applies to alameda county's unincorporated areas and the cities. the stores won't be able to give customers one-time use plastic bag. instead, bring your own bag or pay 10 cents for ea
of hanukkah. >> new this morning. it is the day many same-sex couples in washington state have been waiting for. it is the first day they could marry after the state's new voter-approved law allowing gay marriage took effect this week. hundreds of same-sex couples picked up their marriage licenses as early as thursday. and after the state's three-day waiting period, the earliest weddings took place was just after midnight. >> still ahead on kron four news weekend. tensions are rising in egypt once again as an opposition group calls for protests against the government. we'll have an update. >> and a tentative agreement has been reached with striking employees at the port of oakland. we'll have details on the new contract. forces in the country worked with the afghan military in the rescue operation. it 's not clear whether the doctor was harmed by his captors. but we do know that the doctor will be able to rejoin his family for the holidays. pakistani intelligence officials say a u-s drone strike killed a senior al- qaida leader. they say the al qaida commander died when missiles hit a hou
. some people hope for the right to marry while other say states rights will trump washington. >> i have been waiting to enjoy the same privilege. >> the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage in it. and the 10th amendment says what is not in the federal powers belongs to the states. >> the justices will decide by late june whether gay couples have the constitutional right to marry. >>> a cold night ahead. abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel is here with a look at live doppler 7hd. sandhya? >> tonight is a night where you will want to bundle up and stay warm. if you are not heading out the door, you may want to turn up the heat. let me show you live doppler 7hd. we have high fog and clouds around, but neither one insulating us. here is the deal. the temperatures are dropping and the visibility is also dropping in santa rosa down to .5 or half a mile right now. it is getting thick. you are going to have to be careful if you have early morning plans. check out the temperatures. 40 in santa rosa and 41 in fairfield and down to 42 degrees in los gatos and 45 in half moon b
washington.. >> i have been waiting to enjoy theee s s samee privivili. >> thehe coconstititution o o oe unitited statatatatates doesn'te mamamamamarriage in it. ananand the 10th amendment says w w what is not in the federaral popopowers belongs t e states. >> the justices will decide by late june whether gay couples have the constitutional right to marry. >>> a cold night ahead. abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel is here with a look at live doppler 7hd. sandhya? >> tonight is a night where you will want to bundle up and stay warm. if you are not heading out the door, you may want to turn up the heat. let me show you live doppler 7hd. we have high fog and clouds around, but neither one insulating us. here is the deal. the temperatures are dropping and the visibility is also dropping in santa rosa down to .5 or half a mile right now. it is getting thick. you are going to have to be careful if you have early morning plans. check out the temperatures. 40 in santa rosa and 41 in fairfield and down to 42 degrees in los gatos and 45 in half moon bay. i will be back to show you exactly ho
you the storm that will begin to move in later tonight. right now bringing areas to oregon, washington, northwest corner of california, still dry but mostly cloudy and this will be shifting south as we -- as we progress through the afternoon. your tuesday will be dry. cooler. the mix of sunshine and clouds out there for your afternoon into the evening hours. you can see wide scattered showers over parts of the north bay. by 10:00, it's moving into the central portions of the bay. north bay already pea gypping to watch -- beginning. it looks line this storm won't bring us a whole lot. afternoon highs are going to be cool for the next few days. we're talking 50s and the snow levels will be dropping by tomorrow down to about 3,000 feet. so any lingering moisture left behind could bring us a dusting of snow to the higher elevations. perhaps mt. diablo or mount hamilton, afternoon highs for today, a lot cooler. upper 50s low 60s in the forecast. your extended forecast shows rain moving in. most of us will be tucked in our homes. but we could have a few scattered showers remain. we dry out a
washington. >> reporter: fiscal cliff talks have hit a stalemate only 29 days to go, republicans and democrats remain far apart over the weekend there was worry negotiations might fail. >> i think we are going over the cliff, it is clear they've made a political calculation. >> reporter: president obama and his team are demanding that congress allow bush era tax cuts to expire. >> there is no responsible way we can govern this country with those low rates in place for future generations those rates have to go up. >> reporter: republicans have drawn a line in the sand on raising tax rates signaling they are open to raising revenue by reforming the tax code and limiting reductions for the wealthy. >> right now i would say we are nowhere. >> reporter: president obama asking for 1.6 trillion in new tax revenue over 10 years, boehner is offering half that. the president offering 600 billion dollars in cuts to medicare and other programs. the speaker says that is not enough. he hasn't outlined what he thinks should be cut. if they can't avoid the fiscal cliff, january 1st, nearly every
and washington. the lieutenant was in the crosswalk when he was hit. he had not finished crossing when the light turned green and the woman started through the intersection, knocking him on to the hood of her car. he fell to the ground suffering bums and bruises, the woman -- bumps and bruises,. the woman drove off. >>> developing news out of san francisco essex street on-ramp to the bay bridge eastbound closed now because of a watery accident. water spewing from a fire hydrant after a car smashed into it sending water 50 feet into the air. police say the driver was taken into custody on suspicion of dui. right now that ram closed due to flooding. -- that ramp is closed due flooding. amy hollyfield will have a live update in the next half hour. >>> oakland now the first city in the nation to willfully surrender control of its police department to a court appointed director. the city reached a deal yesterday to avoid a federal take over. a 2003 lawsuit requires apd to make more than 50 reforms that still haven't happened. a compliance director will now oversee the department that person will have
. investors continue to watch washington and talks on the so called fiscal cliff. november job numbers are also due out tomorrow. jobless claims fell sharply last week. the labor department said applications fell to 370,000. claims had temporarily spiked last month after superstorm sandy. analysts say the effects of the storm are still being seen in the four week average which stands at 408,000. >>> there is new information tonight about an albany middle school teacher who killed himself after being accused of sex allegations. 28-year-old james isam saki killed himself in september after police arrested him and searched his home. since then there has been debate about the extent of the crimes. according to court documents unsealed today, he exchanged thousands of flirtatious messages with an under aged student along with open mouth kissing and fondling on campus. police say there were several victims. >>> police in mountain view have just released photos of an i.d. theft woman. the woman is impersonating a customer in downtown maintain view. the woman made unauthorized withdraws totali
legally marry under a new law in washington state. voters approved saim section marriage last month and the new law took effect on thursday when people lined up for marriage licenses. washington law requires all couples wait three days to get hitched, meaning today is the first day same sex weddings can take place. three days is not a long delay for some couples who say they have waited for decades for this day to arrive. >>> oakland police are trying to find a killer who shot a man to death in broad daylight in jack london square. it happened yesterday. it was the third homicide this weekend in oakland. john alston said the shooting has raised concerns about growing crime in oakland. >> nearly four hours after the killing the victim's body was removed and oakland police opened up third street between broadway and franklin. the mid-afternoon shooting took place a few blocks to the entrance to jack london square where she just attended a social event. >> i feel unsafe in oakland. there's a lot going on and i'm afraid for my children to walk by themselves. i feel it's not older, young
, president obama heads to detroit. in washington republicans and democrats remain far from a deal. a slight ray of hope, as mr. obama and speaker boehner met face-to-face. in washington can't strike a deal by the end of the year all -- automatic spending cuts go into effect. >>> the white house has ordered military to plan on slashing 500 billion from its budget over the next 10 years. federal funding for schools will be cut 8.2% some ideas include eliminating tax deduction for charitable contributions. no longer allowing homeowners who write-off mortgage payments. >>> time for a check on the weather. >>> 68 in santa rosa, going to be well above average by four to eight degrees. good morning. fairfield six mile visibility, santa rosa 1 and 3/4 everybody else unlimited. land breeze keeping clouds out over the coast. coolest inland where we have the 40s, except napa 51 around the bay and coast in the 50s. 7:00 temperatures mid 50s inland i should say mid 40s inland mid 50s bay and coast sunny near 60 lunchtime, great time to be outside warm air mass will jump up to 60° by 4:00 low to mid 50s
this afternoon. >> in washington summit weather is being blamed for a major mudslide. it took out a freight train. is that the 5 ft. wide stock slide it slammed into a moving freight train derailing and crunching cars on the tracks. the longshoremen working nearby says he realized he was in danger when he heard the ground moving. >> everything is came to a stop. >> the crews worked through the night trying to clear that mass of all the model and mud of the tracks. they hope they have freight trains back on track soon but passenger cars have longer to wait. >> 6 in. of snow are expected in the denver foothills. about 3 in. of snow and denver colorado with eight live look this morning. the storm will cross the nation's midsection. blizzard like conditions with a foot of snow across the plains. ranges over to snow in chicago on friday. we have a big getaway this friday for the christmas holiday. we will see a large a snowstorm moved through the nation's midsection. it is all starting this morning in denver. >> they look at this video out of the south bay. it is the layer of frost on cars out of camp
on capitol hill in washington, d.c., a senate foreign relationsvvm committee hearing on the except 11th, attack in --qsñm on september 1h attack in benghazijoáae getting underway now. testifying today are deputies to secretary of state hillary clinton, clinton herself is not testifying at today's hearing because she is recovering from a concussion. new this morning, we are just learning clinton is rescheduled to testify about the attacks next month. the date has not been specified. >>> 6:11. ups gets ready to make history today. >>> painful routine that has become too familiar in connecticut. good-byes continuing today. fi >>> winds this morning with cloud cover helping keep temperatures up a little trying to talk too fast, sorry. a little wind ch alsohere=v half moon bay bay winds about seven. 7:00 the rest of us 30s and 40s 50s through 4:00, increasi(mu clouds and light rain north bay by 7:00 all of us have rain tomorrow, saturday and sunday mid to upper 50s. 6:15. vice president biden is getting to work on the gun task force president obama appointed him to chair he's meeting with
archives in washington, d-cn new year's day. when it was exhibited in michigan last year... people waited up to eight hours to see it. in sports... the warriors continue to dismantle opponents. the latest victims... the boston celtics. golden state now has 20 victories before new year's. and it's the first time them has accomplished that in mo than three decades. gary gelfand has the highlights. >> it's been more than three decades since last anytime. -- last time. >> the wariers are the real deal. last night they faced the boston celtics. garnet his ritual. 22 for stephanie -- curry. they were in control all night long. he stills get this one to fall. warriors now 11 games over 500. best start in 32 years. >>> the lady cardinals shot 18% on the afternoon. stanford's 82 home game win streak snapped. uconn won 61-35. >>> santa clara with a rare visit to duke. they played well but too much seth curry. duke wins 90-77. >> senator john mccoin on the toin as. already up 34-7 it's they kel -- it's kelly to ross. the final is a arizona state rolling over navy 62-28. there you go. that is you s
in california. >>> president barack obama is currently on air force 1 flying back to washington. he has important information regarding the economic deadline and more on how we are closing in on another financial barrier which is the debt ceiling. new california laws go into effect for the new year's. here is more on what drivers need to knowment. >> reporter: starting on january 1st you will be able to send and receive text if you have a hands free device that is powered by your voice. and they will be able to tell all underaged passenger that drinking is illegal and if alcohol is being transported, a person 25 years old must be on board to make sure they don't drink. the most recent party bus incident, a woman was killed when she fell out of a party bus when there was drinking involved. and they allowed cars with clean air vehicle stickers to be able to use high occupancy toll lanes even if there is just one person in the car. coming up later, a couple of new laws include if you are driving what sort of proof do you need to show to police if they pull to you over. janine de la vega, k
with voters in washington state and maryland. gay marriages started in washington earlier this month, maryland takes effect tuesday january 1st. >> washington lawmakers are running out of time to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. senate leaders are working on a last ditch agreement. they hope to vote as soon as tomorrow. both houses will reconvene tomorrow. some republicans suggest racing taxes for those earning at least a million, the president and democrats want increases on making more than $250,000 a year. >> we can't afford a politiclyself inflicted wound to the economy. the economy is growing but keeping that way means the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> the president said congress must meet the new year's deadline and pass a balanced plan. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% won't even pay one third of the interest that's owed on this 16 trillon dollar debt. >> ouri senator gave the gop address saying the president's tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. >> here is what could happen if no deal is reached. out of work ame
boehner can strike a deal. we'll have the latest on the battle of wills in washington. >> the president is out this morning with a not-so-conciliatory note. we'll get the latest from david kerley coming up. >>> check this out. why all new cars may soon be spying on their drivers and making it tough for you to cover your tracks. >>> we're going to start, though, with what should have been a joyous week for the royal family. but news of kate's pregnancy was very quickly overshadowed by her hospitalization for morning sickness, a prank call that duped two of her nurses, and then, the suspected suicide of one of those nurses. this morning, the boss of the two australian deejays behind this prank is now speaking out. and abc's jeffrey kofman is in london on the story. jeffrey, good morning to you, sir. >> reporter: and good morning to you, dan. an outpouring of indignation, that is what we are seeing around the world as news of this story spreads. and nowhere is it stronger than in australia. all of it focused on the two radio presenters behind the hoax call. >> this is 9 news. >> a sydney r
obama leaders to take action on crisis. karin caifa reports from washington, where members of congress have also left town. >> good afternoon, everybody. >>reporter: after speaking with party leaders friday afternoon, president obama called on congress to quickly come up with a solution to avert some end- of-year tax hikes associated with the fiscal cliff. >> in the next few days i've asked leaders of congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both and deficit reduction. >>reporter: the remarks came after house speaker john boehner failed to muster enough of his party's support to bring his "plan b" to the floor. his proposal would have effectively raised taxes only on those americans making more than one million dollars a year. >> we had a number of our members who just really didn't want to be perceived as having raised taxes. >>reporter: the two sides each left the capitol for the christmas holidays, blaming the other for inaction. democrats
of voters passed are for rent of 74 proving same-sex marriage. washington joins several other states which now allowed a lead vehicle is the way. >> regression use of marijuana is officially illegal in the state of washington. last night under the people gathered on the space needle for new year's eve style countdown when the measure to the fact. they cheered and lit a joint in unison. public use of marijuana is still bad and selling it is still climb but the police say they'll only issue verbal warnings until further notice. national political figures are point out that smoking pot is still a federal crime. >> a storm drain under the road in lafayette failed to open up a giant hole. the workers had to widen the whole by 10 ft. to place everett support the boulders on top. officials fear soil erosion could push up the story request creek possibly leading to flooding of nearby homes with another storm hit. the road could be close for the entire winter, as crews figure out a plan to replace the drag. >> in the wake of last weekend's rain all of the soap groundings trees are still falling dow
the washington exit. everyone walked away from the crash. the chp says it began with a white honda, possibly hitting the center divide and losing its right front wheel. the family's car swerved to avoid the honda but lost control and ended up sideways. the big rig slowed down in time narrowly missing a major collision. two people in the honda, fled from the scene. police in palo alto are stepping up patrols in the downtown area after two recent attacks. ktvu's janine de la vega is in palo alto to tell us why police think these incidents may be connected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. police say these incidents happened around the same time in the morning, in the same geographical location here in the downtown corridor around the suspect description is somewhat similar. people we spoke to heard about the incidents and say they are trying to be more aware of their surroundings. this first incident happened on sunday, after 1:00 in the morning on homer avenue. a woman was walking and listening to music with headphones on and she was jumped from behind and pushed to the ground by a man. he tr
from the hospital where lane is recovering. >>> recreational use of marijuana is illegal in washington state. this is after the new law took effect at midnight. technically, it's not legal to smoke pot in public. >> you also want grow or sell marijuana -- you also cannot grow or sell marijuana. >> congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> that couple there, they've been together for 5 years. now it is legal for same-sex couples to get married in washington. they were in dozens more -- they and dozens more lined up outside of the administration. >>> it is 7:33. repair work is expected to begin today on highway 1 alook the sonoma coast where rainy weather caused a slide forcing a close between meyers grade and timber. a detour is in place on valley ford food between petaluma and bodega bay. >> i'm not gonna take a chance torren the car. it happens every year. everybody out here is used to to it -- used to it. >> drivers should allow for extra time because of the detour. >>> residents in la honda, you have to cut back on your water use for the next couple of days. the department of public
schoolteacher pleaded not guilty friday to murder charges. darnell and tania washington are facing felony charges of murder, robbery, burglary and carjacking. the body of 65 year-old susie ko was found in hercules come back in october. police captured the couple in washington state, after officers there spotted them and ko's stole and subaru. >> san jose police have arrested a woman suspected in a fatal gang motivated shooting. which killed a 70 year-old boy. rebecca vill- nueva is in custody. police say, daniel capetillo was gunned down, on november 30th it. detectives believe that they both did not act alone in the shooting. >> the high-tech industry has helped to push the bay area paychecks will it above the national average. but those same paychecks have also pushed home prices and to the stratosphere. kron4 is grant lotus reports on a new national survey, which names san francisco and san jose among the least affordable cities in the country. >> more than two-thirds of homes are too expensive for the average in come buyer. orange county is third on the list followed by los angeles an
into effect for everyone. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> 7:18. this morning, a bay area-based japanese diplomat is expected to enter a no contest plea in court. he has been charged with assaulting his wife. he worked at the consue lit in san francisco at -- consulate in san francisco as a vice council for two years. his wife said the abuse happened other for several months. he's accused of stabbing her hand with a screwdriver and knocking out her tooth. >>> they are preparing in washington, d.c. for president obama's second inauguration, januaryst. the views are busy building. viewing stands. this one will be smaller than the one in 2009. this time there will be three days of events, fewer inaugural balls and no concert on the national ball. most of the price tag will be covered by president obama supporters and private donors. but taxpayers you will pay for security costs and for the viewing stands. >>> bay area gas prices continue to fall. at least one analyst says they could be 20 cents a gallon lower next year. as usual, san francisco has
in oregon, washington and idaho. >>> the highest minimum wage in the country is about to get higher. the pay increase coming to some san francisco workers in less than 24 hours. >>> bag charges are coming to a store near you. we'll tell you where the new fees will hit in the new year. >>> last trading day of 2012 is underway on wall street. live look at the big board, dow is calm, nearly up four points before the 11th hour fiscal cliff >>> 52 in san francisco, san rafael, half moon bay and richmond san jose 55, oakland 54, concord 53. traveling today, no worries until youpc get near crescent city where we have a chance of being sideswiped by a shower there 49, tahoe 30, 36 yosemite today. warmer down south near 60 palm springs, san diego and l.a. take your sunglasses there. >>> let's check in with ron claiborne for what is coming up on "good morning america." >>> breaking news overnight secretary of state clinton in the hospital diagnosed with a blood clot the latest on her condition. plus, starting the countdown to midnight early this morning in times square, next on gma. >>> new york woman
to go up for everybody. tahman bradley joins us live from washington. >> reporter: just a few hours, 11:00 our time, the tension is growing here in washington, after the weekend talks failed to lead to a deal if there is no breakthrough today, the country will go over the cliff. talks continue, this morning still no deal. >> we have further an financesments perhaps at 11:00 in the morning. >> reporter: -- republicans and democrats negotiated all weekend with the hope of passing ledge would protect most from a massive tax hike set to kick in tonight at midnight. >> our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class families do not go up that would hurt our economy. >> reporter: there was optimism about a deal over the weekend when the republican leader in the senate)q mcconnell made an offer that all ended when harry reid said he could not present a counter proposal. mcconnell phoned for help. >> i placed a call to the vice president to see if he could help on his side. i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner itch >> reporter: whit
together on coffee cups on serving customers tomorrow and friday. starbucks plans to buy as in washington post and the new york times later in the week as part of its come together campaign. >> rumors that a second generation ipad mini with eight right now display is set to lions ahead of apple's typical annual schedule that share have been swirling. now it appears that apple's full- size ipad may be sticking to its new semi and release schedule. new reports suggest that apple's plans to launch a new standard, lauder 9.7 in. ipad as soon as march 2013. the fourth ipad model was just released last month along side the ipad mini, but march was also suggested in recent red ipad mini remorse. >> we will be right back. heavy snowfall in the sierra is causing dangerous conditions for skiers. in the past three days, two people have died and two others have been injured after being called in separate avalanches. kron 4 urs of charles clifford has details. >> a snow border was caught in an avalanche on monday. they stated that heavy amounts of new snow is sitting on unstable snow which is causing
on a deal to keep the u.s. from going over that fiscal cliff. ktvu kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom some new numbers are on the table in those closed door negotiations. >> reporter: they are offering to raise taxes on households making $450,000 or more a year. but republicans were still holing out at the $550,000 mark. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell started negotiating with vice president joe biden yesterday. the two worked together in in the senate for more than 20 years. if they can come up with terms that pass the senate house speaker john boehner says they will take up the bill and either pass it or amend it and send it back for approval. >> any time you are putting a deal together, it's always the details that will kill you. you have to get the details done. there is a lot of back room operation going on right now. making sure all the i's get dotted and t's get crossed. >> congress has less than 15 hours to come up with a compromise and sweet on it. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> meantime with all the focus on that fiscal cliff there is a new bil
. so far no arrests have been made. >>> 7:14. happening right now in washington, d.c., lawmakers say negotiations are looking better to avoid going over the fiscal cliff at 9:00 p.m. our time. as kyla cam billion reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, there's still a gap on raising taxes. >> reporter: republicans and democrats both say these negotiations are moving forward. the house is back at work this hour and we expect to hear from the senate when they start their day in about 45 minutes everyone the big et problem that needs to be -- biggest problem that needs to be solved is deciding who should pay more in taxes. democrats offered to raise taxes on households making $450,000. republicans were still hoping for the $550,000. but republicans dropped their demand to cut social security benefits. at that point, joe biden and mitch mcconnell took over negotiations. the two worked together in the senate for 23 years and have a strong history of finding compromise. >> i think there's some good news. the conversations continued late into the night last night. i think now there is a
fire allegedly in july. >>> same-sex marriage is legal in washington signed into law last night by the governor. dozens of people got marriage licenses at the courthouse in seattle. the state has a three-day waiting period so the earliest it can start is on sunday. >>> a federal government is taking action against the makers of a portable baby recliner after five infant deaths. this is the new model of the nap nanny called the chill. the consumer product safety commission says the device poses substantial risk of injury and death to babies. the company that makes it, baby matters, went out of business a month ago. >>> the temptation not to cheat on a diet is hard enough. now it seems though diets may enhance your sweet tooth. researchers from northwestern university found sweets taste much better when the person is cheating on a diet. yeah, a little drama helps party. the results show the more guilt that you feel the more pleasure you get from eating the treats. i think that's true actually. >> now watching them eat that i want some sweets. >> there you go. >> right? >> we'll ge
return to washington to get the credit shortage of medication. is a video the president leaving. >> house and senate members are expected to reconvene today as well. >> without a budget agreement, automatic tax increase is for everyone in the spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. >> the main dispute continues to be over taxes. >>, of the kron 4 morning news changes are coming to a netflix starting next year. how the company wants to get users more connected socially and next. >> the web more attractive weather and headlines when we come back >> wexcome backed. >> time is 4:10. >> net flicks is adding more social features to it streaming media service in the u.s.. >> the company confirms that the congress passed a bill that drops restrictions on sharing user's video rental history. these revisions now with president obama signature before becoming law. >> lifting the restrictions allowing net flicks his additional there was also to media outlets by facebook and twitter. >> the new feature will be available to use in the u.s. starting the new year. >> continuing to track gas pric
a politically self-inflicted wound to the economy. the people that you sent to washington half to do with their jobs. >> mitch mcconnell was are riding on capitol hill just hours before meeting with obama. >> we are going to see if we can get there in the next 24 hours. i am hopeful and optimistic. >> politicians on both sides have the responsibility but the president's tax hike will not do much to address the debt. >> the top 25 of american will not even pay one-third of the annual interest that is owed for this 16 trillion dollar debt. >> washington will return before the end of the year but they are likely to be burning the midnight oil. >>> we'll take a quick break on kron 4 news weekend. but first, let's take a live look outside at san francisco from our roof cam here on van ness avenue. let's take a quick look outside this morning at san francisco. outside this morning at san francisco. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry
in washington president obama is meeting with washington to discuss the fiscal cliff. the automatic government spending cuts that will kick in. republicans and the white house sent to have finally found some common ground both sides agreeing that tax revenue and reductions in entitlement spending for programs like medicare are key elements of this bill. republicans may be softening on raising taxes for the wealthy americans. the white house may be bending on accepting greater spending cuts for medicare and possibly raising the medicare retirement age 65 age from 65 to 67. >> thank you mark. we will take a quick break the time is 6:38. we are following the weather. we have quite a bit of rain coming down quite a bit in the bay area especially in the east bay. george is following a hot spot in interstate 80, a backup sonically basically from berkeley up to the cartoonist bridge. george will let us know why and what is going (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news starts now. >> thanks for watching kron fours bay area news channel. here are the top st
to marry while other say states rights will trump washington. >> i have been waiting to enjoy the same privilege. >> the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage in it. and the 10th amendment says what is not in the federal powers belongs to the states. >> the justices will decide by late june whether gay couples have the constitutional right to marry. ahead. cold night ahead. abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel is here with a look at live doppler 7hd. sandhya? >> tonight is a night where you will want to bundle up and stay warm. if you are not heading out the door, you may want to turn up the heat. let me show you live doppler 7hd. we have high fog and clouds around, but neither one insulating us. here is the deal. the temperatures are dropping and the visibility is also dropping in santa rosa down to .5 or half a mile right now. it is getting thick. you are going to have to be careful if you have early morning plans. check out the temperatures. 40 in santa rosa and 41 in fairfield and down to 42 degrees in los gatos and 45 in half moon bay. i will be back to show you
in washington. the movement moment privately inside the -- he was live in newton. he will not appear before the cameras today but he is observing that moment of silence. ince. and in newtown, the community has gathered to remember at trinity episcopal church. [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] [ bell tolling ] >> 26 tolls of the bell. [ bell tolling >> 26 lives cut short in sandy hook. the president open observed this moment privately he said 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults together we will carry on and make our country worthy ofe;n their memory. we are going to return now to "good morning america" and our other regular programs. thanks for watching us. i'm george stephanopoulos in new york, have a good day. . >>> that was a lot of bells, too many bells. >>> indeed. welcome back to the abc7 morning news. 6:37 on this friday morning. we are also following a big local story. >>> that's right t
. >> thank you. now, our washington, d.c. newsroom is also following this. coming up at 7:15, we'll have more analysis of what this morning's developments could mean for same-sex marriage in california. >>> 7:06. we want to check in with tara, in for sal. it's pretty slow, tara? >> yes. but it does get better in partly sunniton -- get better in pleasanton. it's really slow on the curve there. westbound as you make your way towards concord, your commute looking a little slow. up next, we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. you can see it's a parking lot right now. the metering lights have been on for about an hour. definitely slow into san francisco this morning. give yourself extra time. finally, in the south bay, 208 at the 880 interchange, you can see the head lites are 280 northbound, stop and go over the past 15 minutes. here's steve. >> thank you, tara. >>> a very good colder morning. 38, 39. a little bit of a break today. much colder pattern. not only that, but some incredible rain totals. don't want to forget fog popping up on highway 37. some really thick fog there, thanks to ow
couples started lining up for licenses when washington's law allowing gay marriage went into effect. they require a three day waiting period. so today is the first day couples can marry. 140 same sex couples are going to marry later on today. >>> the new gay marriage law comes as the supreme court announces it will review same-sex marriage including proposition 8. it will look at a challenge that denies them the benefits that the heterosexual couples receive. the supreme court reviewed to look at the challenge which bans gay marriage in california. they will hear argumentses in march and with rulings expected by june. >>> a group is urging the photograph to ban the salvation army. they made the request after a student acted and said the homeless shelter and soup kitchens refused to offer same sex couples. and a woman was teed access to a women's shelter. >>> the campus at san bernardino said they not and killed a student. few tails have been released. they were forced to fire their weapons after a graduate students became violent. he was treated for life-threatening injuries. >>> a
may use the scud missiles to launch chemical weapons. >>> the fiscal cliff negotiations in washington may put the speaker at risk. any compromise may draw a line between him and the tea party conservatives. >> reporter: the house speaker and the president are still in a standoff over the deal and the speaker plans to go home to ohio today. they met at the white house last night but didn't reach any agreement. the speaker said he is still available to negotiate over the phone but any deal could mean bad news for his role on capitol hill. if he refuses a deal with the president polls show most americans would blame republicans for going over the fiscal cliff. he could make a deal with democrats and risk cutting off those in his own party. >> i'm not worried about my job but i'm worried about doing the right thing for kids and grandkids. >> reporter: economists say stalled talks are causing problems on wall street this morning. more on that when i see you next. live in washington. >> thank you. only on two, another incident of package theft in the bay area. this is home surveillance vi
of the mid-west. and not if >> not a washington d.c. we have learned that house republicans have postponed their vote on their own fiscal cliff bill. the mess known as " plan b " reggie it was -- known as plan b. >> that probably means that the republicans to not have enough votes to pass plan b. this is the first voting cast that would avert cuts. this would extend bush era cuts for everybody making $1 million. those making more would have to pay a higher tax brea rate. senator kerry reid is saying that he is not going going to discuss plan b. senator-harry reed is not going to discuss plan b and already president obama is warning that he would have vetoed it. >> we are getting closer and michael you have a sense of humor about this. we have to understand what is happening with the physical let for a really quick synopsis what is planned be and what did they not want to bring it to the floor of the fiscal cliff? >> that was the millionaire tax increase. but that is one of the problems with the bill. problem is that house speaker, peter said that he did not have the sufficient number john
the country yesterday in washington, d.c. their goal is to create solid policy proposals for the president's push to change gun laws after the newtown, connecticut mass care. >>> the federal government wants to -- massacre. >>> the federal government wants to close down the harborside health center. it earns more than $20 million a year by selling medical marijuana. the federal government wants to close it and seize its property. a judge is considering whether this landmark case should go to trial. the city of oakland is siding with the center which pays a lot of taxes. >> we would like the federal government to stop the tragic waste of resources on trying to shut down our legitimate regulations that are in dom pliance -- compliance with california law. >> now, the federal government and prosecutors are saying that large pot operations are prone to being abused by state marijuana laws by allowing pot to fall into the hands of people who don't necessary have medical marijuana certificates. >>> 7:20. 12 california certificates have been fined for serious mistakes that endangered patients. in
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